5 reasons why I became a WEBUY convert

I love how we are living in a world where everything is readily available to be delivered to your doorstep in just a click of a button. Recently, as I’ve spent more time getting my groceries or meals online, I’ve almost forgotten how my supermarket looks. 

Living in Pasir Ris has turned me into an insufferable bum, considering how the coolest spots in Singapore take roughly about 30 to 45 minutes to reach. That’s until I came across this amazing group buy platform—WEBUY. From Michelin Bib Gourmand food to highly sought after Hong Kong Jenny Bakery cookies, this app has everything! So much so that the very notion of the app being absolutely brilliant, in terms of convenience, has officially converted me to a full-time couch potato. 

All I did was create an account, find a group leader near me, drop my order, and made my way over to collect my meal—all while saving a ton on delivery fees. Now, I may not be an expert on the app yet, but this app is so addictive, I find myself on it at least a few times a day.  

As they say, good things must be shared hence why I’m writing this today, to share why my latest find is worth a download. 

I’ve to set things straight before you continue reading; I went absolutely mental with my purchases. Please, no judgments.

1. Get your hands on local and overseas products with ease

You know one of those days when you find yourself craving for more than one food dish to indulge in? Well, that happened to me, and I found myself ordering from not one, but four different outlets. And let me tell you something about WEBUY, they deliver.

You know one of those days when you find yourself craving for more than one food dish to indulge in? Well, that happened to me, and I found myself ordering from not one, but four different outlets. And let me tell you something about WEBUY, they deliver.

Signature Char Siew Wanton Noodle from Ji Ji Noodle House

Mama Wee Curry Chicken Drumstick Set and Menu Items from Chewy Junior

So, hungry me ordered a packet of Signature Char Siew Wanton Noodle from Ji Ji Noodle House (S$5.50) (Straits Times’ awarded as ‘Favourite Hawker’, and listed in the Michelin Guide with a Michelin Plate), two packets of Mama Wee Curry Chicken Drumstick Set (S$7.80) from Hainan Story, and a Best Seller Bundle (S$12 for six pieces) and Freshly-baked Cheese Tarts from Chewy Junior.

Collage Of Cheese Tarts And Cream Puffs

For those of you who know, those places have their fair share of snake queues on the daily, but purchasing them from WEBUY allowed me to beat the queue, save on transportation as well as reduce the travel time from one location to another, all in the comfort of my own home. Bonus: I didn’t even have to fork out an absurd amount for delivery charges because it was free, and buying it from the app was actually a few bucks cheaper!

Bukit Merah Na Na Curry's Fish head curry

After getting the hang of the app, I had to go back for more. Imagine having the ability to have all of your cravings settled in a day without going through the dreadful process of getting dressed and leaving home? Sounds incredible, right?

That’s the reason why I had to satisfy my fish head curry cravings from five-year Michelin Guide Recommends’ Bukit Merah Na Na Curry via the app. Imagine my delight when my order reached my doorstep in record time while managing to retain its heat.

Collage Of Baos

That’s not all WEBUY has to offer, though. They also have a range of quality products at affordable prices and a large database of products that aren’t available in Singapore. Hence, when I saw Pudu Rice Wine Grilled Chicken Bao (S$9.75 for 10, direct from KL) and Famous Kulai YL Dim Sum Restaurant’s frozen baos on the list, I had to get them.

Collage Of Oranges

Apart from those items, I also got myself a box of premium Ehime Jelly Orange (S$18 for 3kg) direct from China, and two Australian Meltique Striploin Portion 200g at a steal of S$9.80 each. If you know your supermarkets inside out, you know that these things are ridiculously pricey and difficult to get your hands on.

Of course, I had to grab them before they were sold out. Also, you need not worry about the frozen items melting because they will come packed with plenty of dry ice packets.

Collage Of Drinks, Japanese Chocolate And Jenny Cookies

2. Why you should hop on the group buy train

Group buy items
Credit – WEBUY

Did you know that group buy helps you save a ton of money especially on delivery fees? Like I mentioned before, if you hit the minimum order for home delivery, the delivery fees will be waived. Alternatively, they also charge a minimum sum for islandwide delivery if you’re too lazy to collect your order from a group leader, and want it to be delivered to your home instead.  

What are the odds that someone else near your area is craving the same food as you? Chances are, the odds are high. And once a group of people are set on eating from the same location, all you have to do is wait for your order to arrive at the designated pick-up point.

Australian Meltique Striploin Portion 200g

Apart from meals, they also deal with direct suppliers in order to bring in cheaper products. I saw that they’ve fresh prawns sourced out from the fishery at only S$16 per 1kg while most supermarkets are selling them for about S$22 per 1kg. Additionally, I managed to cop myself a pair of Australian Meltique Striploin Portion 200g at a steal of S$9.80 each. How great is that?

Durians

I also heard that when it comes to durian season, the team at WEBUY buys out an entire durian plantation in order to provide you with your favourite king of fruits at an extremely affordable price. How about that?

3. User-friendly interface

In this day and age, most of us are indeed self-proclaimed geniuses when toggling between apps. However, for a clearer understanding, here’s how I placed my order for a home delivery order.

First up, you’ll have to download the WEBUY app from Google Play Store or Apple Store, then create an account and browse through the app.

How To Buy gif 1
Credit – WEBUY

Once you’ve found something that you’d like to order, follow the steps above to seal the deal. In the event you are unable to hit the minimum order of your desired item yet are still intending to save on delivery fees, you may opt to join a group and proceed with arranging a pick-up from a group leader near you.

How To Join A Group Buy GIF 2
Credit – WEBUY

All you have to do is follow the steps above to find the nearest group leader to you, drop them a text, create your order, and head down to the meeting point to receive your item. Simple enough, right?

Why Join the Group Chat gif 3
Credit – WEBUY

Joining a group chat also comes with a slew of benefits; you’re able to discover new products, you can easily place your order with a group leader, and if you’re unsure of or require immediate assistance, all you have to do is drop your group leader a text message and they will provide you with the support you need. From ordering to communication, everything is done via your smartphone!

4. Prime convenience and personalised customer service

Group leader
Credit – WEBUY

Having a group leader that’s located up to 200m away from you means all you have to do is take a quick five-minute walk over to receive your purchase or settle any disputes. Furthermore, your group leaders’ are also your personal customer service representatives who’re ready to help you with user issues from using the app to refund matters. Say goodbye to chatbots because the future is now. 

WEBUY Promo Poster
Credit – WEBUY

If that isn’t enticing enough, think about the array of food choices available that are now accessible to you with just a few clicks. With islandwide delivery, I can get my favourite meal or food item from Jurong, or anywhere in Asia, without leaving home. This is truly the epitome of living in the new age—I am impressed.

5. Frequently enjoy great deals

With great deals come great savings; and that’s what WEBUY is all about. Not only do they offer various ways to save as you spend, they also provide you with an abundance of deals. At the rate they’re going, their range of affordable products are indeed a huge gain for lazy shopaholics like myself.

Imagine waking up to a discount text message? That’s what I received from them after making one order. Apart from that, they also have monthly promotions like the upcoming 12.12 sale—where I also heard they’ll be giving out mystery boxes filled with cool gifts like Apple AirPods and more, and you’ll also receive attractive discount offers on the 28th of each month.

Webuy 12.12 Sale Poster
Credit – WEBUY

Normally, I would never find myself on an app like this but since I’ve created an account with WEBUY, I’ve not only discovered heaps of makan places I never would’ve visited on my own, but also managed to drop orders from various popular spots from around Asia as well. And I did all of that just by staying at home.

Apart from that, the app is incredibly convenient and easy to use. As we know, Singapore has a vast food scene, and the majority of us are huge travellers and foodies so it’s safe to say that WEBUY has amazingly outdone itself in ensuring its consumers get the best without so much as travelling out of the country.

I can end this piece by saying, I’m officially a WEBUY convert.

*This post is brought to you in partnership with WEBUY.

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